Associate or Senior Editor: News Features, Nature Biotechnology

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Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: New York, US London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

Nature Research is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services including Nature and the Nature-branded journals, dedicated to serving the scientific community.

Position: Associate or Senior Editor

Location: New York or London - Hybrid Working Model

Deadline: October 9th, 2023


We are seeking a highly motivated Associate or Senior Editor to join the Nature Biotechnology team as our News Features Editor. Your mission will be to build upon the success of the journal’s front-half section, commissioning, editing and developing content that analyzes and provides our readers with updates on the most timely and significant problems in biotechnology and bioengineering.


This editor would be responsible for commissioning and editing News Features, longer, topical news pieces that cover emerging areas in biotechnology. The Features editor would also co-ordinate content with focus topics, as well as conduct interviews for shorter news pieces and technology highlights. You will be interacting with key scientists and opinion-makers on a daily basis to identify impactful content of relevance to the journal’s readership.  Any familiarity with non-written forms of media (podcasts, video) also a plus.


To be considered for the position, you will have:

  • Experience editing written scientific content.
  • Breadth of research interest, awareness of emerging trends in bioengineering and biotech and an eagerness to learn about new areas and developments.
  • A vision for how to improve the geographical and demographic reach of journal content and an appreciation of DEI issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Experience using social media.
  • Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide; learn more about them and their research.
  • Be comfortable with working in a fast-paced collaborative environment, interacting with colleagues with different expertise, and taking on new challenges.
  • Candidates for a senior position must demonstrate prior experience in editing content for scientific publications.
  • Not required, but possibly beneficial:
  • A degree in biology, biotechnology, or English.


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor and play an important role in setting the journal’s agenda and editorial voice.


This is a full-time position, based in our New York or London offices with flexibility for partly working from home. Internal applicants may be located at any of our Nature editorial hub offices.


To apply:  Send us your resume / CV, three ideas for possible news features that the journal has not recently covered, and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position. 


Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.


Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: 

•    Medical, Dental and Vision 
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks  


US Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor: $74,000 / Senior Editor: $91,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster: 


Internal applicants: We encourage that you speak to your manager once the interview process has started. At the point of offer acceptance, it is required that you inform your manager.  If for any reason you’re unable to do so, please contact HR who can provide guidance as required.


At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.


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